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Health notes

PEER TO PEER TO MEET: NAMI Mahoning Valley is offering its Peer to Peer Class 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 20 at 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This free class is open to adults 18 and older living with mental health challenges, and is guided by peers who are in recovery.

For information, visit www.namimahoningvalley.org or e-mail info@namimahoning valley.org.

SELF-HELP GROUP MEETS: Recovery International, a community-based self-help mental health group, will meet 2 p.m. today at the Michael Kusalaba Public Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.

For more information, call 330-747-1176.

BARIATRIC SURGERY DISCUSSED: Mercy Health-Youngstown bariatric surgeon Dr. Joseph Martin will explain what the surgery entails 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mercy Health-St. Joe’s at the Mall, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.

Martin will discuss who qualifies, what the process of surgery looks like along with what to expect from life after surgery.

Call 330-652-7542 to reserve a seat. For more information on the bariatric care and weight management Mercy Health offers, visit mercy.com.

MAN UP MAHONING: Man Up Mahoning Valley, a component program of the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley, is designed to educate men about the need to be checked for prostate cancer. During the month of November, the program is encouraging men to “grow a ‘stache, start a conversation, save a life.”

All participants are invited to submit photos of their facial hair to the Man Up Mahoning Valley Facebook page. To wrap up the monthlong campaign, a massive shave-off event will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Target corridor at Eastwood Mall in Niles, where men also will be given the opportunity to get free PSA lab draws.

For more information, call 330-480-2763.

SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The Youngstown Area Scleroderma Support Group will meet virtually 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

The meeting is open to the public and focuses on issues of people affected in all ways by scleroderma. This includes patients, family, friends or anyone interested in advancing the areas of “Support-Education-Research.”

For more information and zoom meeting numbers contact the group leader Leni Schulz at 330-654-2538, or by emailing Youngstown-sg@sfohio.org.

The group is an affiliate of the Ohio Chapter and the National Scleroderma Foundation, scleroderma.org.

MVI HOSPICE CARE: Bereavement support groups are free to anyone who has lost a loved one, including a pet. Contact 330-759-9487 for information. Sessions are 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administration Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman.

OVEREATERS TO MEET: Overeaters Anonymous will meet 6 p.m. Monday at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. OA is for anyone with addictive problems with food including compulsive overeating, bulimia, anorexia and other food related problems.

For further information, contact Kristen at 412-389-6019.

TIPS ON DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY HOME: As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is offering tips for creating a dementia-friendly home. Through a full-scale model dementia-friendly residence, AFA shows adaptations families can make.

Visit The Apartment page on AFA’s website at www.alzfdn.org/theapartment. The page includes a brief film tour along with “The Apartment: A Guide to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home,” a free 20-page booklet that showcases each of the rooms with detailed, step-by-step summaries of dementia-friendly improvements.

Individuals can also contact AFA’s Helpline by phone, 866-232-8484; webchat, www.alzfdn.org; or text, 646-586-5283.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: ONE Health Ohio is launching a weight management program, ONE Health FIT, at its Lloyd McCoy and Wick Avenue locations. The goal of ONE Health FIT is to take a multi-disciplinary approach to managing patients 18 or older with obesity and/or Type 2 diabetes, and to provide evidence-based, compassionate clinical care.

For more information on ONE Health FIT, please visit ONEHealthFIT.org or call 877-722-3303.

DENTAL CARE OFFERED: The Buhl Regional Health Foundation, in cooperation with the Hubbard Public Library and Mercy Health Foundation-Mahoning Valley, will provide dental care for those without access to regular dental treatment. The Mobile Smile Station will be at the Hubbard Public Library parking lot, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, on Wednesday and again on Dec. 29.

Appointments are required on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 330-534-3512 or in person at the library. For more information, visit https://buhlregionalhealthfoundation.org/programs/dental-care/.

MAMMOGRAPHY VAN: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit will travel around northeast Ohio throughout the month of November, including:

• Wednesday — 8:30 to 11 a.m., East Palestine Primary Care, 132 N. Market St., E. Palestine;

• Wednesday — 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sebring Primary Care, 605 E. Ohio Ave., Sebring;

For more information or to schedule your mammogram, call 330-480-2654.

NAMI OFFERS SUPPORT: National Alliance on Mental Illness Mahoning Valley offers support and education for individuals and families dealing with mental illness.

• Family To Family, for families dealing with a member who has mental illness, and Peer to Peer, for individuals dealing with mental illness, meet periodically;

• Connection support groups, 2:15 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown;

• Connection support groups, 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Free yoga, noon to 1 p.m. second Friday of each month, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown;

• Support through Expressive Arts, 6 pm. every third Monday, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;

• Daytime Family Support Group meets 11 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, Girard Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard;

• Evening Family Support Group meets 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

Email info@namimahoningvalley.org, call 330-727-9268 or visit the website at www.namimahoningvalley.org for more information.

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available for free to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

The support groups meet at the following times and locations:

• North Jackson — 2 p.m. third Monday of the month, Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 N. Lipkey Road;

• Canfield — 1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.

Contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24 / 7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information.

ALZHEIMER NETWORK: The Alzheimer Network has scheduled the following volunteer support groups for Alzheimer caregivers. Call 330-788-9755 for information on any of the meetings or to verify times and dates.

• Austintown — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road;

• Boardman — 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month, St. Charles Catholic Church, Boardman Canfield Road;

• Canfield — 10 a.m. fourth Friday of the month, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.;

• Girard — 6 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, Guiding Light Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Road;

• Howland — 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month, Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 855 Howland Wilson Road;

• Poland — noon first Saturday of the month, Wickshire Senior Living, 355 W. McKinley Way, or call for time, third Thursday of the month, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road;

• Salem, 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Emmanuel Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave.

In-person educational sessions are being offered to family members of persons with dementia. The Alzheimer Network is presenting sessions Oct. 22 and 29. Registration for the free presentations is required by calling 330-788-9755 for the Austintown location of the sessions.

FITNESS LOOP AT MALL: Southern Park Mall is partnering with Bios Wellness Urgent Care for the mall Fitness Loop 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, beginning at the DeBartolo Commons entrance.

Free health screenings by Bios Wellness Urgent Care are offered at the mall on a monthly basis. Guests will be able to receive free blood pressure screenings, heart rate checks and the opportunity to chat with a medical professional.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: Life is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes. The Good Delivery Program seeks to deliver goods in the form of dinner, flowers / plants, groceries, craft beer and up to $75 toward bills.

Both traditional escapes and the Good Delivery Program are open to all adults battling cancer. Visit www.lifeisgoodnomatterwhat.org to nominate someone or learn more.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program offers free fitness classes and activities online and in person throughout the Mahoning Valley. Call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com for information. For a schedule of virtual and in-person classes, visit www.mercy.com.

Health notes

PEER TO PEER TO MEET: NAMI Mahoning Valley is offering its Peer to Peer Class 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 20 at 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This free class is open to adults 18 and older living with mental health challenges, and is guided by peers who are in recovery.

For information, visit www.namimahoningvalley.org or e-mail info@namimahoning valley.org.

SELF-HELP GROUP MEETS: Recovery International, a community-based self-help mental health group, will meet at 2 p.m. on Nov. 29, at the Michael Kusalaba Public Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave.

For more information, phone 330-747-1176.

BARIATRIC SURGERY DISCUSSED: Mercy Health-Youngstown bariatric surgeon Dr. Joseph Martin will present an educational event to explain what the surgery entails at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Mercy Health-St. Joe’s at the Mall, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.

Bariatric surgery has proven to be an effective tool in reducing the long-term personal, clinical and economic costs of obesity. Dr. Martin will discuss who qualifies, what the process of surgery looks like along with what to expect from life after surgery.

Call 330-652-7542 to reserve a seat. For more information on the bariatric care and weight management Mercy Health offers, visit mercy.com.

OVEREATERS TO MEET: Overeaters Anonymous will meet 6 p.m. Monday at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. OA is for anyone with addictive problems with food including compulsive overeating, bulimia, anorexia and other food related problems.

For further information, contact Kristen at 412-389-6019.

TIPS ON DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY HOME: As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is offering tips for creating a dementia-friendly home. Through a full-scale model dementia-friendly residence, AFA shows adaptations families can make.

Visit The Apartment page on AFA’s website at www.alzfdn.org/theapartment. The page includes a brief film tour along with “The Apartment: A Guide to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home,” a free 20-page booklet that showcases each of the rooms with detailed, step-by-step summaries of dementia-friendly improvements.

Individuals can also contact AFA’s Helpline by phone, 866-232-8484; webchat, www.alzfdn.org; or text, 646-586-5283.

MAN UP MAHONING: Man Up Mahoning Valley, a component program of the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley, is designed to educate men in the area about the need to be checked for prostate cancer. During the month of November, the program is encouraging men to “grow a ‘stache, start a conversation, save a life.”

All participants are invited to submit photos of their Facial hair to the Man Up Mahoning Valley Facebook page. To wrap up the monthlong campaign, a massive Shave Off event will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Target corridor at Eastwood Mall in Niles, where men also will be given the opportunity to get free PSA lab draws.

For more information, call 330-480-2763.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: ONE Health Ohio is launching a weight management program, ONE Health FIT, at its Lloyd McCoy and Wick Avenue locations. The goal of ONE Health FIT is to take a multi-disciplinary approach to managing patients 18 or older with obesity and / or Type 2 diabetes, and to provide evidence-based, compassionate clinical care.

For more information on ONE Health FIT, please visit ONEHealthFIT.org or call 877-722-3303.

DENTAL CARE OFFERED: The Buhl Regional Health Foundation, in cooperation with the Hubbard Public Library and Mercy Health Foundation-Mahoning Valley, will provide dental care for those without access to regular dental treatment. The Mobile Smile Station will be at the Hubbard Public Library parking lot, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, on Nov. 30 and Dec. 29.

Appointments are required on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 330-534-3512 or in person at the library. For more information, visit https://buhlregionalhealthfoundation.org/programs/dental-care/.

MAMMOGRAPHY VAN: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit will be traveling around northeast Ohio throughout the month of November, including:

• Wednesday — 8:30 to 11 a.m., East Palestine Primary Care, 132 N. Market St., E. Palestine;

• Wednesday — 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sebring Primary Care, 605 E. Ohio Ave., Sebring;

For more information or to schedule your mammogram, call 330-480-2654.

NAMI OFFERS SUPPORT: National Alliance on Mental Illness Mahoning Valley offers support and education for individuals and families dealing with mental illness.

• Family To Family, for families dealing with a member who has mental illness, and Peer to Peer, for individuals dealing with mental illness, meet periodically;

• Connection support groups, 2:15 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown;

• Connection support groups, 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Free yoga, noon to 1 p.m. second Friday of each month, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown;

• Support through Expressive Arts, 6 pm. every third Monday, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;

• Daytime Family Support Group meets 11 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, Girard Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard; and

• Evening Family Support Group meets 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

Email info@namimahoningvalley.org, call 330-727-9268 or visit the website at www.namimahoningvalley.org for more information.

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available for free to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

The support groups meet at the following times and locations:

• North Jackson — 2 p.m. third Monday of the month, Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 N. Lipkey Road;

• Canfield — 1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.;

Contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24 / 7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information.

ALZHEIMER NETWORK: The Alzheimer Network has scheduled the following volunteer support groups for Alzheimer caregivers. Call 330-788-9755 for information on any of the meetings or to verify times and dates.

• Austintown — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road;

• Boardman — 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month, St. Charles Catholic Church, Boardman Canfield Road;

• Canfield — 10 a.m. fourth Friday of the month, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.;

• Girard — 6 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, Guiding Light Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Road;

• Howland — 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month, Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 855 Howland Wilson Road;

• Poland — noon first Saturday of the month, Wickshire Senior Living, 355 W. McKinley Way, or call for time, third Thursday of the month, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road;

• Salem, 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Emmanuel Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave.

In-person educational sessions are being offered to family members of persons with dementia. The Alzheimer Network is presenting sessions Oct. 22 and 29. Registration for the free presentations is required by calling 330-788-9755 for the Austintown location of the sessions.

FITNESS LOOP AT MALL: Southern Park Mall is partnering with Bios Wellness Urgent Care for the mall Fitness Loop 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, beginning at the DeBartolo Commons entrance.

Free health screenings by Bios Wellness Urgent Care are offered at the mall on a monthly basis. Guests will be able to receive free blood pressure screenings, heart rate checks and the opportunity to chat with a medical professional.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: Life is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes. The Good Delivery Program seeks to deliver goods in the form of dinner, flowers / plants, groceries, craft beer and up to $75 toward bills.

Both traditional escapes and the Good Delivery Program are open to all adults battling cancer. Visit www.lifeisgoodnomatterwhat.org to nominate someone or learn more.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program offers free fitness classes and activities online and in person throughout the Mahoning Valley. Call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com for information. For a schedule of virtual and in-person classes, visit www.mercy.com.

Health notes

PEER TO PEER TO MEET: NAMI Mahoning Valley is offering its Peer to Peer Class 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 20 at 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This free class is open to adults 18 and older living with mental health challenges, and is guided by peers who are in recovery.

For information, visit www.namimahoningvalley.org or e-mail info@namimahoning

valley.org.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP MONTHLY MEETING: Help Network of Northeast Ohio will host a survivors of suicide support group 6 p.m. Wednesday by conference call. Email

cgrizinski@helpnetworkneo.org to register for the conference call.

HEALTH CARE VISIONARY: The Health Care Visionary Awards is an annual community event that recognizes the accomplishments of those who, in spirit and mission, have inspired the Sisters of the Humility of Mary since 1911, when Mercy Health first brought health care to the region.

Mercy Health Foundation-Mahoning Valley will honor these individuals at the 2022 Health Care Visionary Awards 7 p.m. Wednesday at the DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown.

The 2022 honorees are:

• Amy Acton, MD, MPH, will receive the Mahoning Valley Leadership in Health Award. The Youngstown native and former director of the Ohio Department of Health, started her career as a medical student at Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital;

• James F. Kravec, MD, FACP, will receive The Heart of the Mission Award. Dr. Kravec is a board-certified internal medicine physician who serves as both chief clinical officer of Mercy Health-Lorain and Youngstown and as the medical director of the Mahoning County Public Health Department;

• Mirta Arrowsmith, RN, of the Mercy Health-Youngstown Hispanic Health Program, will receive The Continuing the Legacy Award. This program provides health care assistance to Hispanic and immigrant communities.

Tickets are $50 at mercy

foundationmv.ejoinme.org/ visionaryawards2022. Admission may also be purchased at the door (no cash sales).

DIABETES AWARENESS: Mercy Health is hosting another info session about prediabetes during Diabetes Awareness Month, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

To register or for more information, call Mercy Health diabetes education at 330-480-2676. Preregistration is required.

SPG FUNDRAISER: The Suicide, Prevention and Guidance Foundation will hold its first fundraiser to provide free various mental health and substance abuse services and resources to educate the community regarding the importance of maintaining a healthy mental mind-body connection.

SPG Foundation was established in memory of Shane Patrick Griffin, who ended his life in 2021. The Foundation will commemorate his life and the lives of those lost by hosting its first fundraiser, “Cakes for Mental Health” on Saturday at the Jaylex Center.

For more information, go to givebutter.com/spgcakes.

EATING DISORDER HELP: The National Association for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and other Eating Disorders, will meet 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pa.

For more information, call Renee at 724-981-5435.

OVEREATERS TO MEET: Overeaters Anonymous will meet 6 p.m. Monday at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. OA is for anyone with addictive problems with food including compulsive overeating, bulimia, anorexia and other food related problems.

For further information, contact Kristen at 412-389-6019.

TIPS ON DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY HOME: As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is offering tips for creating a dementia-friendly home. Through a full-scale model dementia-friendly residence, AFA shows adaptations families can make.

Visit The Apartment page on AFA’s website at www.alzfdn.org/theapartment. The page includes a brief film tour along with “The Apartment: A Guide to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home,” a free 20-page booklet that showcases each of the rooms with detailed, step-by-step summaries of dementia-friendly improvements.

Individuals can also contact AFA’s Helpline by phone, 866-232-8484; webchat, www.alzfdn.org; or text, 646-586-5283.

MAN UP MAHONING: Man Up Mahoning Valley, a component program of the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley, is designed to educate men in the area about the need to be checked for prostate cancer. During the month of November, the program is encouraging men to “grow a ‘stache, start a conversation, save a life.”

All participants are invited to submit photos of their Facial hair to the Man Up Mahoning Valley Facebook page. To wrap up the monthlong campaign, a massive Shave Off event will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Target corridor at Eastwood Mall in Niles, where men also will be given the opportunity to get free PSA lab draws.

For more information, call 330-480-2763.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: ONE Health Ohio is launching a new weight management program, ONE Health FIT, at its Lloyd McCoy and Wick Avenue locations. The goal of ONE Health FIT is to take a multi-disciplinary approach to managing patients 18 or older with obesity and/or Type 2 diabetes, and to provide evidence-based, compassionate clinical care.

For more information on ONE Health FIT, please visit ONEHealthFIT.org or call 877-722-3303.

DENTAL CARE OFFERED: The Buhl Regional Health Foundation, in cooperation with the Hubbard Public Library and Mercy Health Foundation-Mahoning Valley, will provide dental care for those without access to regular dental treatment. The Mobile Smile Station will be at the Hubbard Public Library parking lot, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, on Nov. 30 and Dec. 29.

Appointments are required on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 330-534-3512 or in person at the library. For more information, visit https://buhlregionalhealthfoundation.org/programs/dental-care/.

MAMMOGRAPHY VAN: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit will be traveling around northeast Ohio throughout the month of November, including:

• Wednesday — 8 to 11 a.m., Trailwood Primary Care, 900 Trailwood, Boardman’

• Wednesday — 12:30 to 2:25 p.m., Struthers Primary Care, 53 State St., Struthers;

• Thursday — 8 to 11 a.m., St. Joe’s at Eastwood Mall, Niles, 330-652-7542 8

• Nov. 21 — 8:15 to 11 a.m., North Lima Primary Care, 9471 Market St., Lima;

• Nov. 21 — 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., Stutz Primary Care, 3685 Stutz Drive, Canfield;

• Nov. 23 — 8:30 to 11 a.m., East Palestine Primary Care, 132 N. Market St., E. Palestine;

• Nov. 23 — 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sebring Primary Care, 605 E. Ohio Ave., Sebring;

For more information or to schedule your mammogram, call 330-480-2654.

NAMI OFFERS SUPPORT: National Alliance on Mental Illness Mahoning Valley offers support and education for individuals and families dealing with mental illness.

• Family To Family, for families dealing with a member who has mental illness, and Peer to Peer, for individuals dealing with mental illness, meet periodically;

• Connection support groups, 2:15 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown;

• Connection support groups, 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Free yoga, noon to 1 p.m. second Friday of each month, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown;

• Support through Expressive Arts, 6 pm. every third Monday, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;

• Daytime Family Support Group meets 11 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, Girard Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard; and

• Evening Family Support Group meets 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

Email info@namimahoningvalley.org, call 330-727-9268 or visit the website at www.namimahoningvalley.org for more information.

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available for free to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

The support groups meet at the following times and locations:

• North Jackson — 2 p.m. third Monday of the month, Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 N. Lipkey Road;

• Howland — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE.;

• Warren — 10 a.m. third Wednesday of the month, Trumbull Regional Medical Center, 1350 E. Market St., conference room F; and

• Canfield — 1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.;

Contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24 / 7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information.

ALZHEIMER NETWORK: The Alzheimer Network has scheduled the following volunteer support groups for Alzheimer caregivers. Call 330-788-9755 for information on any of the meetings or to verify times and dates.

• Austintown — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road;

• Boardman — 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month, St. Charles Catholic Church, Boardman-Canfield Road;

• Canfield — 10 a.m. fourth Friday of the month, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.;

• Girard — 6 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, Guiding Light Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Road;

• Howland — 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month, Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 855 Howland Wilson Road;

• Poland — noon first Saturday of the month, Wickshire Senior Living, 355 W. McKinley Way, or call for time, third Thursday of the month, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road;

• Salem, 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Emmanuel Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave.

In-person educational sessions are being offered to family members of persons with dementia. The Alzheimer Network is presenting sessions Oct. 22 and 29. Registration for the free presentations is required by calling 330-788-9755 for the Austintown location of the sessions.

FITNESS LOOP AT MALL: Southern Park Mall is partnering with Bios Wellness Urgent Care for the mall Fitness Loop 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, beginning at the DeBartolo Commons entrance.

Free health screenings by Bios Wellness Urgent Care are offered at the mall on a monthly basis. Guests will be able to receive free blood pressure screenings, heart rate checks and the opportunity to chat with a medical professional.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: Life is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes. The Good Delivery Program seeks to deliver goods in the form of dinner, flowers / plants, groceries, craft beer and up to $75 toward bills.

Both traditional escapes and the Good Delivery Program are open to all adults battling cancer. Visit www.lifeisgoodnomatterwhat.org to nominate someone or learn more.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program offers free fitness classes and activities online and in person throughout the Mahoning Valley. Call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com for information. For a schedule of virtual and in-person classes, visit www.mercy.com.

Health notes

SELF-HELP GROUP TO MEET: Recovery International, a community-based, mental health self-help group, will meet at 2 p.m. today at Michael Kusalaba Public Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave.

For more information, call 330-7471176.

DIABETES AWARENESS: Mercy Health is hosting info sessions about prediabetes during Diabetes Awareness Month. Sessions will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

To register or for more information, call Mercy Health diabetes education at 330-480-2676. Due to limited seating, preregistration is required.

MAN UP MAHONING: Man Up Mahoning Valley, a component program of the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley, is designed to educate men in the area about the need to be checked for prostate cancer. During November, the program is encouraging men to “grow a ‘stache, start a conversation, save a life.”

The goal for November is to have as many men as possible grow out their facial hair for 30 days to raise awareness as well as funding to help fight prostate cancer. Every dollar raised stays local and benefits Mahoning Valley programs that support men’s prostate health.

All participants are invited to submit photos of their facial hair to the Man Up Mahoning Valley Facebook page. To wrap up the monthlong campaign, a massive Shave Off event will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Target corridor at Eastwood Mall in Niles, where men also will be given the opportunity to get free PSA lab draws.

For more information about the event, call 330-480-2763.

PEER TO PEER TO MEET: NAMI Mahoning Valley is offering its Peer to Peer Class 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays starting today through Dec. 20 at 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Class is open to adults 18 and older living with mental health challenges. Guided by peers who are in recovery, this class is free to participants. Participants will find support, develop a relapse plan, and improve coping and problem -solving skills.

For information, check out www.namimahoningvalley.org, e-mail at info@namimahoningvalley.org.

OVEREATERS TO MEET: Overeaters Anonymous will meet 6 p.m. Monday at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. OA is for anyone with addictive problems with food including compulsive overeating, bulimia, anorexia and other food related problems.

For further information contact Kristen at 412-389-6019.

OSTOMY SUPPORT: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will meet 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Tibbetts Wick home care office, 979 Tibbetts Wick Road, Suite A, Girard.

Family members and people considering an ostomy also are welcome. The group offers education, encouragement and support to anyone whose life is affected by an ostomy. Parking is free, and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Anna Fitzgerald at Anna-Fitzgerald@mercy.com or call 330-480-3440.

FREE DENTAL TO VETERANS: Braydich Dental, 45 E. Liberty St., Hubbard, will honor veterans across the Mahoning Valley by offering free dental services during the week of Veterans Day.

Veterans can receive their choice of a filling, extraction, cleaning or denture adjustment during this week. An appointment is required and can be scheduled for a time between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Veterans will be asked to provide proof of service.

To schedule an appointment, veterans can call 330-964-2116.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: ONE Health Ohio is launching a new weight management program, ONE Health FIT, at its Lloyd McCoy and Wick Avenue locations. The goal of ONE Health FIT is to take a multi-disciplinary approach to managing patients 18 or older with obesity and/or Type 2 diabetes, and to provide evidence-based, compassionate clinical care.

For more information on ONE Health FIT, please visit ONEHealthFIT.org or call 877-722-3303.

MAMMOGRAPHY VAN: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit will be traveling around northeast Ohio throughout the month of November, including:

Today — 8 to 11 a.m., Talsman Primary Care, 61 Talsman Drive, Canfield;

Today — 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., Canfield Primary Care, 3660 Stutz Drive, Canfield;

Wednesday — 8 to 11 a.m., Boardman Primary Care, 8423 Market St, Boardman;

Wednesday — 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. Eisenhower Primary Care, 7341 Eisenhower Drive, Boardman;

Nov. 14 — 8:30 to 11 a.m., Salem Primary Care, 564 E. Second St., Salem;

Nov. 14 — 12:30 to 3 p.m., South Range Local Schools, 11300 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield

For more information or to schedule your mammogram, call 330-480-2654.

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available for free to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

The support groups meet at the following times and locations:

North Jackson — 2 p.m. third Monday of the month, Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 N. Lipkey Road;

Howland — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE.;

Warren — 10 a.m. third Wednesday of the month, Trumbull Regional Medical Center, 1350 E. Market St., conference room F; and

Canfield — 1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.;

Contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24 / 7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information.

ALZHEIMER NETWORK: The Alzheimer Network has scheduled the following volunteer support groups for Alzheimer caregivers. Call 330-788-9755 for information on any of the meetings or to verify times and dates.

∫ Austintown — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road;

∫ Boardman — 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month, St. Charles Catholic Church, Boardman-Canfield Road;

∫ Canfield — 10 a.m. fourth Friday of the month, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.;

∫ Girard — 6 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, Guiding Light Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Road;

∫ Howland — 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month, Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 855 Howland Wilson Road;

∫ Poland — noon first Saturday of the month, Wickshire Senior Living, 355 W. McKinley Way, or call for time, third Thursday of the month, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road;

∫ Salem, 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Emmanuel Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave.

In-person educational sessions are being offered to family members of persons with dementia. The Alzheimer Network is presenting sessions Oct. 22 and 29. Registration for the free presentations is required by calling 330-788-9755 for the Austintown location of the sessions.

NAMI OFFERS SUPPORT: National Alliance on Mental Illness Mahoning Valley offers support and education for individuals and families dealing with mental illness.

Family To Family, for families dealing with a member who has mental illness, and Peer to Peer, for individuals dealing with mental illness, meet periodically;

Connection support groups, 2:15 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown;

Connection support groups, 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

Free yoga, noon to 1 p.m. second Friday of each month, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown;

Support through Expressive Arts, 6 pm. every third Monday, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;

Daytime Family Support Group meets 11 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, Girard Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard; and

Evening Family Support Group meets 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

Email info@namimahoningvalley.org, call 330-727-9268 or visit the website at www.namimahoningvalley.org for more information.

FITNESS LOOP AT MALL: Southern Park Mall is partnering with Bios Wellness Urgent Care for the mall Fitness Loop 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, beginning at the DeBartolo Commons entrance.

Free health screenings by Bios Wellness Urgent Care are offered at the mall on a monthly basis. Guests will be able to receive free blood pressure screenings, heart rate checks and the opportunity to chat with a medical professional.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: Life is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes. The Good Delivery Program seeks to deliver goods in the form of dinner, flowers / plants, groceries, craft beer and up to $75 toward bills.

Both traditional escapes and the Good Delivery Program are open to all adults battling cancer. Visit www.lifeisgoodnomatterwhat.org to nominate someone or learn more.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program offers free fitness classes and activities online and in person throughout the Mahoning Valley. Call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com for information. For a schedule of virtual and in-person classes, visit www.mercy.com.

Health notes

MAGNET REACCREDITATION: Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital has achieved Magnet recognition — a designation that serves as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program involves a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. This process includes an electronic application, written patient care documentation, an on-site visit and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.

MAMMOGRAPHY VAN: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit will be traveling around northeast Ohio throughout the month of November. The JACBCC was created to deliver the most accurate prevention, early detection, diagnosis and support services in the region, and the Center’s mobile unit provides easier access to quality care to women all over the Mahoning Valley.

• Wednesday: Youngstown Primary Care, 1053 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, 8 to 11 a.m.;

• Wednesday: Churchill Primary Care, 4694 Belmont Ave., Liberty, 12:30 to 2:15 p.m.

• Thursday: Mineral Ridge Primary Care, 1360 N. Canfield-Niles Road, Mineral Ridge, 8 to 11 a.m.; Austintown Primary Care, 5533 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, 12:30 – 2:15 p.m.

• Nov. 8: Talsman Primary Care, 61 Talsman Drive, Canfield, 8 to 11 a.m.; and Canfield Primary Care, 3660 Stutz Drive, Canfield, 12:30 to 2:15 p.m.

CLUBHOUSE INTERNATIONAL TO OPEN: Broadway Recovery Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Youngstown, will open Youngstown’s Clubhouse International Center. Through more than 320 local Clubhouses in more than 30 countries around the world, Clubhouse International offers people living with mental illness opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, education and access to medical and psychiatric services in a single caring and safe environment.

The Clubhouse has opened next to the Help Network Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. This social and economic inclusion aims to help reverse or lower the alarming trends of higher suicide, hospitalization and incarceration rates associated with mental illness. Membership referral forms can be found on the website.

EVENT COVERS BARIATRIC SURGERY: Mercy Health-Youngstown bariatric surgeon Dr. Joseph Martin will host an educational speaking event to cover general information about what bariatric surgery entails, who qualifies, what the process of surgery looks like, along with what to expect from life after surgery.

Martin will speak at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mercy Health-St. Joe’s at the Mall, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.

Call 330-652-7542 to reserve a seat.

For more information on the bariatric care and weight management Mercy Health offers, visit mercy.com.

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE: “Mental Health: How is it being addressed in the schools?” will be the topic of the second Community Dialogue.

The program will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Youngstown, in the Fellowship Hall.

Presenting the “Mental Health” topic will be Meg Harris, community support and trauma supervisor from Alta Care Group, and Bart Smith, Glenwood Junior High principal. Discussion will include the BRYT Program, which helps students transition back to school after traumatic experiences.

After the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer period.

YELLOW BRICK PLACE: Yellow Brick Place Cancer Wellness Center, is sponsoring a free Cancer Caregiver Thank You Dinner at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5) on Nov. 9 at Ciminero’s Banquet Center, 123 N. Main St., Niles.

November is National Caregivers Month, and all cancer caregivers and their guests are welcome to attend.

Yellow Brick Place Cancer Wellness Center has a Caregiver Support Group that is held every third Wednesday of the month at Yellow Brick Place, Suite 10. The event will provide caregiver support group information and literature on services and programs offered by the local organization.

To reserve a spot, call Yellow Brick Place at 234-228-9550.

FLU SHOTS: Mahoning County Public Health will host aflu shot clinic a 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, at its Westchester Drive, Austintown, facility.

The health department will bill insurance. Bring insurance cards, driver’s license, Medicaid and Medicare cards so the cost of the vaccine can be billed; most private insurances are accepted. Mahoning County Public Health is a Vaccines for Children Program Provider and will have limited opportunities for children that are uninsured or underinsured to receive the vaccine free.

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available for free to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

The support groups meet at the following times and locations:

• North Jackson — 2 p.m. third Monday of the month, Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 N. Lipkey Road;

• Howland — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE.;

• Warren — 10 a.m. third Wednesday of the month, Trumbull Regional Medical Center, 1350 E. Market St., conference room F; and

• Canfield — 1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.;

Contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24 / 7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information.

ALZHEIMER NETWORK: The Alzheimer Network has scheduled the following volunteer support groups for Alzheimer caregivers. Call 330-788-9755 for information on any of the meetings or to verify times and dates.

• Austintown — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield Niles Road;

• Boardman — 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month, St. Charles Catholic Church, Boardman-Canfield Road;

• Canfield — 10 a.m. fourth Friday of the month, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.;

• Girard — 6 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, Guiding Light Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Road;

• Howland — 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month, Childrens Rehabilitation Center, 855 Howland Wilson Road;

• Poland — noon first Saturday of the month, Wickshire Senior Living, 355 W. McKinley Way, or call for time, third Thursday of the month, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road;

• Salem, 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Emmanuel Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave.

In-person educational sessions are being offered to family members of persons with dementia. The Alzheimer Network is presenting sessions Oct. 22 and 29. Registration for the free presentations is required by calling 330-788-9755 for the Austintown location of the sessions.

SANDWICH-GEN HELP: Today’s sandwich generation — those caring for a parent 65 or older while also raising a child — can find help and tips for the stress of multi-generational caregiving at www.homeinstead.com/sandwichgen.

NAMI OFFERS SUPPORT: National Alliance on Mental Illness Mahoning Valley offers support and education for individuals and families dealing with mental illness.

• Family To Family, for families dealing with a member who has mental illness, and Peer to Peer, for individuals dealing with mental illness, meet periodically;

• Connection support groups, 2:15 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown;

• Connection support groups, 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Free yoga, noon to 1 p.m. second Friday of each month, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown;

• Support through Expressive Arts, 6 pm. every third Monday, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;

• Daytime Family Support Group meets 11 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, Girard Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard; and

• Evening Family Support Group meets 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

Email info@namimahoningvalley.org, call 330-727-9268 or visit the website at www.namimahoningvalley.org for more information.

FITNESS LOOP AT MALL: Southern Park Mall is partnering with Bios Wellness Urgent Care for the mall Fitness Loop 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, beginning at the DeBartolo Commons entrance.

Free health screenings by Bios Wellness Urgent Care are offered at the mall on a monthly basis. Guests will be able to receive free blood pressure screenings, heart rate checks and the opportunity to chat with a medical professional.

PROGRAM TO DELIVER GOODS: Life is Good No Matter What helps adults with cancer in northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes. The Good Delivery Program seeks to deliver goods in the form of dinner, flowers / plants, groceries, craft beer and up to $75 toward bills.

Both traditional escapes and the Good Delivery Program are open to all adults battling cancer. Visit www.lifeisgoodnomatterwhat.org to nominate someone or learn more.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program offers free fitness classes and activities online and in person throughout the Mahoning Valley. Call Doris Bullock, project coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at dibullock@mercy.com for information. For a schedule of virtual and in-person classes, visit www.mercy.com.

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